AFT 1493 Updates

GET READY: AFT T-SHIRT DAYS 12/7 & EVERY WEDNESDAY TILL WE WIN

Posted December 3, 2022

Enough is Enough In our commitment to student equity, faculty have expanded the amount of work we take on to support students. We are asking the District for fair compensation in line with the cost of living in the high-priced Bay Area. The majority of faculty are part-time and do not have a healthcare plan […]

AFT & CSEA MEMBERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT BOARD MEETING

Posted December 2, 2022

At the November 30, 2022 SMCCCD Board of Trustees meeting, AFT 1493 Executive Committee Rep. Michael Hoffman spoke about AFT’s support for and solidarity with district staff members in CSEA’s bargaining for reasonable compensation and benefits. Watch Michael’s comments below: Annette Perot, CSEA Chapter 33 President; Dustin Patenaude, CSEA Labor Relations Representative; and Britney Sneed, […]

WATCH AFT 1493 CHIEF NEGOTIATOR JOAQUIN RIVERA EXPRESS FRUSTRATIONS TO BOARD ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS

Posted November 29, 2022

AFT 1493 Chief Negotiator Joaquin Rivera addressed the SMCCCD Board of Trustees at their November 16, 2022 meeting, expressing his frustration with the District Chief Negotiator’s lack of movement, his seeming unwillingness to seriously consider any of the union’s proposals and his insistence on district take-backs. Watch Joaquin’s comments below: Upcoming bargaining sessions are scheduled […]

LATEST CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REPORTS

Posted November 25, 2022

Nov. 21 Negotiations Session Summary: AFT hoped to receive a compensation proposal from the District today, but the District did not come ready to offer one. Instead, they presented an estimate indicating that offering part-timers medical coverage through District plans would cost $20 million—an order of magnitude greater than AFT’s estimate. The District later revealed that […]

FACULTY SPEAK OUT TO TRUSTEES ABOUT DISTRICT’S LACK OF PROGRESS IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Posted November 9, 2022

Four faculty members made public comments at the Nov. 9 SMCCCD Board of Trustees meeting, raising questions and concerns about the District’s apparent unwillingness to make meaningful progress in faculty contract negotiations. Watch the presentations below:  AFT 1493 VP Katharine Harer reads comments by AFT 1493 President Monica Malamud asking Trustees if they are aware […]